How to apply for financial aid
Go to the Department of Education Website to create a Federal Student Aid ID and password. For more information, click here. Save your User ID and password in a secure place. You will use it every year you apply for financial aid.
Go to the FAFSA Website, and have information (even if estimated) in front of you on your income for the tax year specified on the FAFSA. Fill out the FAFSA. In step 6, put in KVCC’s school code, 009826. See below for more information on filling in the FAFSA.
When the Financial Aid Office receives the processed FAFSA, we will check to see if you have been accepted into a degree/certificate program, and if so, we will award you (if all information is complete), or send you a letter/email asking for further information and enclosing or linking to any forms that are needed.
You may be selected for a process called “verification,” in which case the Financial Aid Office must verify some of the FAFSA information submitted by you (and your parent, if you are a dependent student). The Verification form is available under Financial Aid Forms. The e-mail we send you after you have been admitted and submitted your FAFSA will tell you if you have been selected for verification and will either contain the verification form or provide the link to it. If you have been selected for verification and you have used the IRS data retrieval option and have made no further changes to your FAFSA, you will not need to request a federal income tax transcript. You WILL need to request a federal income tax return transcript for yourself (and your parent, if applicable). You can request a tax transcript by making an online request at the IRS website.
If you did not file taxes, you may be asked to fill out an additional “low income” form. If you are selected for verification and are receiving food stamps, you will have to provide documentation.
If you and/or your parent selected “will file” on the question concerning whether you have filed your federal tax form, and you have been selected for verification, you must update the income/assets information on your FAFSA after you have filed your taxes.
When all documentation is received, we will process the files in the order of completion. We will verify and make corrections if necessary, award you, and email you a copy of your award letter. To accept your award, you must also fill out an Award Acceptance Form.
Default Management Program
KVCC reserves the right, as granted by the U.S. Department of Education, to refuse to certify a student’s Stafford loan or to certify the loan for an amount less than the established federal limits. In that instance, KVCC must document the reason and provide that written explanation to the student. KVCC’s decision is final and cannot be appealed to the Department of Education.
You only need to submit the FAFSA once per year. You can fill out a FAFSA as early as January 1 for the award year beginning the following fall. It is best if you submit your FAFSA before May 1 so that you can qualify for a Maine State Grant if otherwise eligible. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to complete the FAFSA, and please be sure to put KVCC’s school code, 009826, in step 6.
Step-by-step directions to fill out FAFSA
For a tutorial on filling out the FAFSA, go to the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) video tutorial. (Click the arrow in the green box marked “file” in the middle of the page.) At the point on the FAFSA where you enter the schools to which you want your FAFSA sent, be sure to enter KVCC’s school code, 009826.
We’ve provided a collection of forms to assist you in the financial application and management process. To access these forms, log in to the Student Portal at https://my.kvcc.me.edu, and navigate to “My Financial Aid” under the “Finances” tab, or use this direct link (requires log on).